Police Scotland have introduced the “Herbert Protocol”, which is here to give you some reassurance and help keep your loved ones safe. The system provides police with everything they need to know to search for the person living with the dementia.
It’s a form that is kept at home containing important information regarding known routines, habits as well as descriptions of your friend/relative and details of their and others involved with their care. It can be handed to Police so that you do not have to worry about gathering the information during what can be a very stressful time.
You can download the form (scroll down the page) from https://www.scotland.police.uk/your-community/edinburgh/
It should always be kept up-to-date. A recent photograph should also be kept with the form. The police will only need the form when the person is reported missing and the form will be returned when the person is found.